Chartwell, Hamilton

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10 days ago

Thistle craft.

Margaret Louise from Frankton

Looking for someone who may remember making a dancer out of the common field thistle. 50 years ago an Aunt use to make these for us children.

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11 days ago

Poll: Should the Avalon Drive bypass have a 60kmh speed limit?

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

The change - down from 80kmh - is one of several suggested by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.
But Hamilton Deputy Mayor Geoff Taylor said it seems "close to failing the common sense test".
Read more here. Do you think the Avalon Drive bypass should have a 60kmh speed limit?

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Should the Avalon Drive bypass have a 60kmh speed limit?
  • 13.5% Yes, it would be safer.
    13.5% Complete
  • 81.2% No, it's meant to help people get through the city quicker.
    81.2% Complete
  • 5.3% Not sure, I need more information.
    5.3% Complete
133 votes
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10 days ago

Plasterer/Painter/Wallpaper hanger wtd

Jane from Gordonton - Puketaha

We have a small patch-up inside (paid) job for a professional.
4 bathroom areas in our house need plastering, hang new wall paper and/or a repaint.
We will supply the paint and wallpaper.
See attached pics. We are on Puketaha Road.
Text if you are interested. Experienced persons only apply please. … View more
We have a small patch-up inside (paid) job for a professional.
4 bathroom areas in our house need plastering, hang new wall paper and/or a repaint.
We will supply the paint and wallpaper.
See attached pics. We are on Puketaha Road.
Text if you are interested. Experienced persons only apply please.
0212282530.
Thank you.

12 days ago

How affordable is travel within NZ?

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone, I'm Lorna, a Stuff travel reporter. We're doing a story on how affordable travel within NZ is. For those of you who have travelled within the country post-lockdown, we'd like to hear whether you've been able to find suitable flights, accommodation and activities … View moreHi everyone, I'm Lorna, a Stuff travel reporter. We're doing a story on how affordable travel within NZ is. For those of you who have travelled within the country post-lockdown, we'd like to hear whether you've been able to find suitable flights, accommodation and activities within your budget. Do you think accommodation providers and tourism operators are doing enough to entice New Zealanders to explore their backyard? Please let us know in the comments below, your message may be used in our story.

10 days ago

What do you think of this approach to a book on depression?

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

How We Got Happy profiles 20 young Kiwis who have experienced depression, but focuses on how they keep themselves well.

The coffee table book was created by Waikato friends Eve Macfarlane and Jonathan Nabbs, who share their own stories in it.

Read more here. What do you think of this approach to … View more
How We Got Happy profiles 20 young Kiwis who have experienced depression, but focuses on how they keep themselves well.

The coffee table book was created by Waikato friends Eve Macfarlane and Jonathan Nabbs, who share their own stories in it.

Read more here. What do you think of this approach to a book on depression?

If you'd like one, you can buy it here. Proceeds go to the Mental Health Foundation of NZ.

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11 days ago

This week's latest Blueprint

Hamilton Harcourts

View Hamilton Harcourts' latest interactive Blueprint.

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11 days ago

1999 Mazda Roadster (MX5)

Paul from Queenwood

Very good condition. Manual 6 speed. 1839cc. 120,950 kms. One NZ owner. Rego May 2021. WOF August 2020. Regularly serviced, new cam belt 112,845 kms. New battery Jan 2020. Floor mats, hood cover, radio and CD player. Family circumstances changed so very reluctantly selling.

Price: $9,900

12 days ago

2020 Volunteer of the Year Award - COMMENDATION

Heather Moore from Volunteering Waikato

Volunteering Waikato would like to congratulate Glenys Wood who received a Commendation in the 2020 Volunteer of the Year Awards.
Glenys started engaging with ethnic women through her job and has continued to support them for 17 years on a voluntary basis. She has the ability to think outside the … View more
Volunteering Waikato would like to congratulate Glenys Wood who received a Commendation in the 2020 Volunteer of the Year Awards.
Glenys started engaging with ethnic women through her job and has continued to support them for 17 years on a voluntary basis. She has the ability to think outside the box and connect with them in ways that allow her to share information and practical skills. Glenys was nominated by Shama Hamilton Ethnic Women's Centre.
Our thanks to the good folk at Smith & McKenzie Steak House who provided a lovely prize. We hope you enjoy your night out Glenys!
Click the READ MORE button to see the announcement of this award!

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12 days ago

2020 Volunteer Excellence Awards - Long Service Award - WINNER!

Heather Moore from Volunteering Waikato

Congratulations to Bill Hill - winner of the 2020 Long Service Award!
In 1956 Bill had a serious accident and was so grateful for the assistance of The Order of St John he decided he would give back to the organisation. He joined in 1977 as a volunteer, and for 42 years has undertaken many roles, … View more
Congratulations to Bill Hill - winner of the 2020 Long Service Award!
In 1956 Bill had a serious accident and was so grateful for the assistance of The Order of St John he decided he would give back to the organisation. He joined in 1977 as a volunteer, and for 42 years has undertaken many roles, the latest being Health Shuttle Driver. Bill loves all people, regardless of age, ethnicity, etc and always treats everyone with respect, caring and friendliness. It is safe to say that any debt Bill felt he owed to St John has been well and truly paid back.
Congratulations Bill! and thanks to Seasons Magazine who have provided Bill's prize.
Click the READ MORE button to see the announcement of this award!

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12 days ago

Are you ready to get Upcycling?

Resene

The Resene Upcycling Awards are coming back this month, the third year in a row! Watch this space and get prepared for the announcement; there are great prizes up for grabs.

Upcycling is the term used for taking a preloved item and transforming it - whether it's for a new purpose … View more
The Resene Upcycling Awards are coming back this month, the third year in a row! Watch this space and get prepared for the announcement; there are great prizes up for grabs.

Upcycling is the term used for taking a preloved item and transforming it - whether it's for a new purpose altogether, or just to give it an ‘extreme makeover'. Consider using the school holidays to get Upcycling with the smaller members of your household - or use the next rainy day to drag out the paint and your creativity!

In the meantime, check out some of the creative cookies from last year.
Pick your paints

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12 days ago

Can you imagine having more than 30 operations?

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

Hamilton woman Melody Johnston has stopped counting - but she needs two more surgeries to save her life.

The 25-year-old is in renal failure but needs weight loss surgery to fit the criteria for a lifesaving kidney transplant.

Read more here. Johnston's family has set up a Givealittle pageView more
Hamilton woman Melody Johnston has stopped counting - but she needs two more surgeries to save her life.

The 25-year-old is in renal failure but needs weight loss surgery to fit the criteria for a lifesaving kidney transplant.

Read more here. Johnston's family has set up a Givealittle page to help fund the surgery.
Can you imagine having more than 30 operations?

12 days ago

Can you imagine having more than 30 operations?

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

Hamilton woman Melody Johnston has stopped counting - but she needs two more surgeries to save her life.

The 25-year-old is in renal failure but needs weight loss surgery to fit the criteria for a lifesaving kidney transplant.

Read more here. Johnston's family has set up a Givealittle pageView more
Hamilton woman Melody Johnston has stopped counting - but she needs two more surgeries to save her life.

The 25-year-old is in renal failure but needs weight loss surgery to fit the criteria for a lifesaving kidney transplant.

Read more here. Johnston's family has set up a Givealittle page to help fund the surgery.
Can you imagine having more than 30 operations?

12 days ago

2020 Volunteer of the Year - and the WINNER is....

Heather Moore from Volunteering Waikato

...actually it's winners - the dynamic duo of Murray and Judy Bramald!
Murray and Judy are in their 70’s yet still work a full day at Pureora. Although based in Taranaki, they travel four hours on a monthly basis to work on the Timber Trail as part of the Trail Angels. Their commitment to … View more
...actually it's winners - the dynamic duo of Murray and Judy Bramald!
Murray and Judy are in their 70’s yet still work a full day at Pureora. Although based in Taranaki, they travel four hours on a monthly basis to work on the Timber Trail as part of the Trail Angels. Their commitment to the area is shown by the considerable input of both time and resources, including quad bike modifications! They are dedicated advocates for the Department of Conservation and the Timber Trail, helping to spread the word about the beauty and specialness of Pureora and the need to protect what we have.
The prize for this award was sponsored by First Credit Union.
Click the READ MORE button to see the announcement of this award!

13 days ago

Have you been to the dump shop?

Libby Wilson Reporter from Hamilton Press

Many loved heading in to the dump shop in Frankton to find a bargain.

But a new operator's taking over the transfer station and the current shop operators couldn't get a new contract.

Read more here. Have you ever taken home a bargain from the dump shop?

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